From Disastrous to Immaculate: Read How a Grout Recoloring Restored This Shower Floor in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
February 02, 2017
Sometimes projects don't go as planned, particularly when it comes to home repairs. This homeowner from Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, decided to fix some of his property's imperfections himself as part of the yearly home improvements. Among those improvements, he wanted to regrout the master shower floor. Therefore, he went to the hardware store and bought premixed grout to begin the project. Unfortunately, the results were disastrous; the grout ended up looking worse than before. Both he and his wife felt devastated after witnessing the disastrous outcome of the project – they used to love that shower!
That afternoon, the homeowner's wife talked about the situation with her neighbors, who surprisingly had a solution for her. They once hired a grout restoration service that did wonders for all the showers of their previous home, so they advised her to search online for a similar service in the area. The wife followed her neighbors' advice and went online to look for a grout recoloring service in Blue Bell
Among the first search results, she found Sir Grout Bucks PA and West NJ's website. There, she read all about our services and reviewed the testimonials from the area she lives in. She wasn't sure if it was possible to remove grout from tiles, so she decided to give us a call and find out. We explained to her that our services could restore any kind of damaged grout and that we could visit her home for a free consultation.
Our team of experts arrived at the Blue Bell property the following day. The couple welcomed them and told them about the problem while taking them to the bathroom in question. During the inspection, our hard surface restorers noticed the poor condition of the shower floor – dry grout was all over the ceramic tiles. The husband explained to them that he was trying to regrout the shower floor but had to stop in the middle of the task to attend to an emergency from work. When he got back to the shower, the grout was as hard as a rock and impossible to remove from the tiles.
Nonetheless, despite the condition of the shower floor at the time, we assured the couple that we could remove all evidence of the bad grouting job with a grout repair, cleaning, and recoloring service. They accepted, so the restoration process began that same week.
To start the cleaning process, the team used Sir Grout's special tile and grout cleaner to loosen the embedded grime. Then, they cleaned the floor with a high-speed, gentle scrubber. Once the shower was free of dirt, it was time to remove the dry, brownish grout from the tiles. After all grout repairs were done, our team used ColorSeal, a thick, water-based, acrylic sealer for grout that is also tinted. To repair the joints between the shower floor and walls, they used Stainmaster Epoxy Grout. As a final step, the team applied Sir Grout's Tile Armor sealant to the entire shower; this product is a water-based sealer that is applied after a color sealing service to protect tiles and grout from stains and spills.
The shower floor noticeably changed after the entire process. The grout looked meticulously clean, and even the tiles looked different; the homeowner's husband even asked us if we had retiled the shower. "We were absolutely delighted with the outcome! The bathroom looks brand new, and we intend to keep it in tip-top shape," the couple later told us. Before leaving, our team advised the homeowners to use a soapless, pH-neutral cleaner for the shower's maintenance since it won't damage grout, unlike acid- or alkaline-based cleaners. Also, to prevent mold and mildew growth, they recommended them to always keep the room properly ventilated, especially after hot showers.
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